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Hawaii Island Grand Circle Island Tour

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Safety measures
icon10 to 12 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

This Big Island circle tour hits all the highlights of the stunning Big Island of Hawaii.  While riding in a comfortable minibus, watch out the window as the landscape changes with every bend in the road, from tropical, misty valleys full of ferns to a barren, black lava coast. This Grand Circle island tour includes round-trip transport from Kona, with pickup and drop-off at your hotel.
  • Full-day Grand Circle tour of the Big Island of Hawaii
  • Admire the greenery of the tropical rainforest
  • Purchase lunch at the Volcano House overlooking the Kilauea caldera
  • Round-trip transportation from your Kona hotel is included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour makes it possible to see many Big Island highlights in one day, without worrying about logistics. 
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Driver/guide
Transportation by air-conditioned motorcoach or minibus
Hotel pickup and drop off from Kona hotels
Local taxes
Food and drinks (unless lunch option is selected)
Gratuities

Departure Point

Hapuna Beach, Hawaii 96743, USA

Departure Time

6:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A light sweater may be needed at the volcano area and sturdy walking shoes are required
  • Passengers with asthma and other respiratory problems should please consider other tour offerings to avoid potential health problems resulting from exposure to fumes
  • As we cannot predict volcanic activity, features may vary daily depending on conditions. In an effort to make this an unforgettable experience, the tour operators will take you as close as possible to the volcanic activity
  • Lava sightings not guaranteed
  • Special Needs requests must be called in to the local supplier AT LEAST 1 week prior to tour date. All special needs requests are handled and accommodated on a situational basis.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Steam vents may affect travelers with respiratory problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Polynesian Adventure Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Hawaii Island Grand Circle Island Tour?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Hawaii Island Grand Circle Island Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Hawaii Island Grand Circle Island Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Hawaii Island Grand Circle Island Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hawaii Island Grand Circle Island Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Hawaii Island Grand Circle Island Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Hawaii Island Grand Circle Island Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Hawaii Island Grand Circle Island Tour.

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star-5
Great family experience
Alyssahsieh
, Jun 2021
The tour was great. Pickup was timely and schedule was as planned. The van was clean and maintained. The driver was friendly and welcoming. The tour group was indeed one ohana (family), held together by our tour guide that referred to us as cousins! Our tour guide, Dennis, was fantastic. My twin 11 yos learned much Hawaiian language and culture. Shaka Shaka!!❤️
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star-4
Great trip!
Mackenzy_K
, Jun 2021
Seeing the falls and volcanoes was very cool. The tour guides were very knowledgeable. Just be ready for a very long day!
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star-4
Fun Trip around Big Island
Anon123444
, May 2021
Very fun experience. They picked us up at the airport location since we were flying in for a day trip from Oahu to big island. Very prompt pickup. Drivers were really friendly and had lots of fun stories to tell. Stops were really scenic and we had enough time at most. Wish we had more time at the volcanic national park. One thing we wish they had was complimentary water bottles. Otherwise great tour!!
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star-1
Overpriced and disappointing
Eleanor_B
, May 2021
Very disappointing and grossly overpriced. The tour guide had no personality and seemed incredibly disinterested. The group was too large, the lunch was cold - I will say the baked goods were spectacular - and the day dragged horribly. Half of the stops were for purchasing when most of us wanted to see more things, not buy overpriced shortbread - which turned out to be awful. The stops at the VNP were nicely organised but bring plenty of water, you do not get many opportunities to buy any and they do not provide drinks. If this had been half the price I think it would have been reasonable but for $180 you can nearly hire a car on Turo (at their outrageously inflated pricing) and do the tour yourself which is a better idea in hindsight.
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star-4
Great trip, very kind and knowledgeable guide
Corrigan_G
, Apr 2021
The calerda was incredible to see, as were the lava tube and steam vents. The drastic difference from Kona to Hilo was so cool to see, too.
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star-3
Average but interesting
Jason_C
, Apr 2021
Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable of the area. We flew in from Honolulu and almost did not get to participate in the tour because we were supposed to get another COVID-19 test when traveling between islands. We got to see an (rebuilt) ancient Hawaiian refuge, lots of tourist areas and of course the Volcano. Not a great trip for kids or teens.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Mahalo for your feedback. Hope you enjoyed your stay in the islands.
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star-5
A whole island in a day!
Brandon_K
, Apr 2021
Cousin Jeff was very knowledgeable about the island and history. Loved all the stops and felt like we hit all the great places on the island.
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star-4
Very good
Sherilyn_M
, Apr 2021
Tour guide Jeff was good, knowledgeable, friendly, entertaining. Enjoyed the bakery and lunch. The waterfall was beautiful.
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star-5
Awesome!!!!
Monica_T
, Apr 2021
It was an awesome tour. Our instructor was the best ever. He tough us do much history of Kona. I would really recomand the tour to everyone.
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star-5
Perfectly amazing!
ANDREA_W
, Apr 2021
Our guide was warm and very informative. He looked after us and made sure we were getting the most out of our experience!
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